The Immune System
Seven Minutes - Twice a week or when developing an illness
Immunity, the body’s
ability to resist infection, can be inherited genetically or acquired through
exposure or inoculation. When the body develops an infection, it triggers the
formation of antibodies, the substances that fight germs. Immunity to a disease
exists when the body’s defense system contains antibodies to that disease, but
immunity can be adversely affected when the body’s physical condition is poor.
Inadequate diet, stress, and exhaustion deplete the body’s resources and weaken
the immune system. At times, antibodies to certain illnesses, that is certain
micro-organisms, seem to neutralize the body’s immune system. Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is one example of this type of
The Immune System Workout
is designed to stimulate the parts of the body that are most responsible for
fighting disease. Try it when you feel a cold or flu coming on: it might not
stop the illness, but it will probably decrease its duration and severity.
Stimulate the reflex areas with your fingers in the order listed below,
visualizing the parts you are stimulating and coordinating the pressure with
your breathing. Start with the first reflex area on the left hand, then move
over to the same reflex on the right hand.
The solar plexus reflexes (seven times each, left and right sides) stimulate the
solar plexus to strengthen abdominal responses and set up a good breathing
The spleen reflex (seven times, left side only) stimulates the spleen to perform
its specific immunological functions, while recycling red blood cells.
3. The liver reflex
(seven times, right side only) prompts the liver to filter wastes and produce
antibodies, tasks vital to the body’s defense system.
Kidney reflexes (seven times each, left and right sides) speed up purification
of the blood by prompting the kidneys to process toxic wastes.
The intestine reflexes (seven times each, left and right sides) spur the
intestines to dispose of toxins and wastes from the body.
6. The lymphatic system
reflexes (seven times each, left and right sides) mobilize the lymph nodes to
release disease-fighting cells throughout the body to provide a vital line of
defense against infection.
* Start your work-out
with solar plexus reflexes and end with solar plexus reflexes.